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Address: 260 Spring St, Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, WA 98250-7254
Phone Number:
+1 360-378-2559
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 18:00

Providing San Juan Kayak Tours since 2001. We offer a range of San Juan...

Providing San Juan Kayak Tours since 2001. We offer a range of San Juan Island kayak tours; Half Day, Full Day, Sunset and Bioluminescence Kayak Tours. We also have longer kayak expeditions for 2, 3, and 5 days for kayaking and camping. Kayak tour routes are designed for whale watching during the prime whale movement season. We pride ourselves on offering the most educational and quality kayak tours. Our staff is made up of seasoned industry professionals with many years of experience. With our shop located in the middle of downtown we have a easy to find meeting location. We also provide guided San Juan Island Hiking Tours to our two island National Park. To complete our adventure offerings we have a range of bike rentals from performance road bikes to electric bikes. Discovery is a full service adventure outfitter in the heart of the San Juan Islands.

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Awesome Adventure Outfit

Had an awesome sea kayak experience with a top notch guide in the Sound. The van, kayak, wetsuit gear was all in great shape. Next day I rented a brand new electric bike and... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2017
Scott C
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome sea kayak experience with a top notch guide in the Sound. The van, kayak, wetsuit gear was all in great shape. Next day I rented a brand new electric bike and biked the whole island, stopping and finding many private beaches and fun coves. It's the only way to bike this island and see all of it... More 

Thank Scott C
Davis, California
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

It was a great first time kayaking experience! It was really cold, kinda unexpected cold. But the tour itself was great, the tour guide was friendly. He made sure the group are all on the same pace and it was a good pace. We didn't see any orcas but we saw seals. They're visible to the eyes but not to... More 

Thank SilveryQueen
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 19 October 2016

I booked onto the half day tour a couple of weeks ago, and to my surprise it was just me booked onto it! I therefore had the privilege and pleasure of a private tour with Rick and it was absolutely amazing. Being a total novice, he was kind and professional in making me feel comfortable with the kayak and what... More 

Thank Lucy T
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Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

First time in sea kayak. Very stable. 1/2 day trip was perfect. Kelly was a great guide, well informed

Thank Christina M
1 review
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I went on the Bioluminescence Tour. It was absolutely incredible and I would highly recommended. My partner had an illness and they were understanding and accommodating as well. Great guide, great (central) shop, and bioluminescence should be

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Before booking my WA trip I researched a lot of the sea kayaking companies in the area. I chose this one because it kept its groups small and had great reviews. I am not an avid kayaker so if need be I wanted a little extra attention. With that said, we booked the four hour tour and it wasn't as... More 

Thank Gayle S
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

Highly recommend the Bioluminescence tour! It is offered during certain moon phases so check their website. Our guide was probably the best guide we have ever had --for anything. He genuinely loved his job as was just as into the experience as we were. The conditions were perfect on the night we went out and we were able to see... More 

Thank lauramichelleh
1 review
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Make sure you understand how the ferries work/run when you book your trip and plan your adventure to Friday Harbor.....I didn't do this and it almost ruined everything! Luckily, Jason and the team at DSK were helpful and accommodating and allowed us to re-book! SO glad they did as we had an amazing 1/2 day trip with Kelly. She was... More 

Thank Beth D
New York
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Kelly was an awesome tour guide. She explained everything about the tour, the kayaks, what to do in case of capsizing. It was the most thorough instruction I have ever been given. This made me more comfortable and I really had a great time because of it. I'm from the city and I don't kayak very often. In fact it... More 

Thank dimpliciouzz
Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a wonderful 3 1.2 hour kayak trip with Chad. He was very knowledgeable about all of the birds and the seals and dolphins we saw while out on the trip. We did not see whales. It was too late in the season but he made it an enjoyable day

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